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Boat Builders - Meanwhile Gardens Art Project


Reference: OPP0005324

Activities: Practical

Starts: 1st August 2017 to 31st August 2017

Adelaide Dock, Grand Union Canal, Southall

Be part of an exciting art project on London's canals!

Artist Simeon Nelson and Composer Rob Godman are creating 'Meanwhile Hydrosiren' an art boat for Meanwhile Gardens and need you help. We are looking for volunteers to help construct a bespoke boat for the project. When complete the boat will be based at Meanwhile Gardens on the Grand Union Paddington Arm, travelling along the canal, making music from the sounds it encounters.

The building of the boat will take place at the Canal & River Trust boat yard in Southall on weekdays throughout August. We are looking for volunteers to help the team with all aspects of the construction. Ideally you will have practical DIY skills and be able to give at least 10 days to the project.

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This is a fantastic opportunity to use your DIY skills to contribute to a truly unique project. It is also a chance to meet new people, develop new skills and spend time on the canal.

All necessary equipment, tools and training and will reimburse reasonable travel expenses.

Skills required

We are looking for volunteers with some practical DIY experience such as carpentry, construction, painting etc.

The boat building will take place on weekdays in Southall, west London throughout August so you will need to be available in the week and able to travel to Southall. Ideally you will be able to give 10 days to the project.

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